Delegated Legislation: A Review

  • Sunil Kumar Gupta, Mr. Rahul Tomer, Uma Sharma


The act of empowering or allowing a person to act on behalf of the person who has given him that authority, or to function as that person's agent or delegate, is known as delegated legislation. Delegated law refers to the vast quantity of laws enacted by government agencies under the authority of Acts of Parliaments and the Governor-General, who delegated this power to agencies. Since 2005, this kind of legislation has also been known as Subordinate Legislation or Statutory Instruments. Delegated law refers to legislative power held by an official lower in the legislative hierarchy or who is subservient to the Legislature. A delegated law, also known as an auxiliary statute, is a piece of legislation enacted by someone other than Parliament. By an Act of Parliament, Parliament may authorize someone else or another entity to enforce it. An Act of Parliament establishes a distinctive or unique rule structure that seems to contain a statement of the Act's purpose.